Gabby Petito’s family heads to Wyoming to claim her remains


Gabby Petito’s family traveled to Wyoming Wednesday to reclaim the slain Long Island native’s remains, according to a report.

The 22-year-old’s body has been in Wyoming since she was found at the Bridger-Teton National Forest on Sept. 19 after her ill-fated cross-country trip with boyfriend Brian Laundrie.

Petito’s remains were released this week following the completion of an autopsy, Fox News reported.

Petito was manually strangled and her death has been ruled a homicide.

This police camera video provided by The Moab Police Department shows Gabrielle "Gabby" Petito talking to a police officer after police pulled over the van she was traveling in with her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, near the entrance to Arches National Park on Aug. 12, 2021.
It was ruled that Gabby Petito died from strangulation from “human force.”
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Tara Petito (L) and Joe Petito react while the City of North Port Chief of Police Todd Garrison speaks during a news conference for their missing daughter Gabby Petito on September 16, 2021
Tara and Joe Petito react while North Port Police Chief Todd Garrison speaks during a news conference on September 16, 2021.
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A very large makeshift memorial for Gabby Petito is at City Hall in North Port, Florida and will be moved tomorrow morning to protect it from the harsh elements of Florida. October and 11, 2021
A makeshift memorial for Gabby Petito in North Port, Florida.
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Gabby Petito's stepdad, Jim Schmidt (left), walks outside of a funeral home on September 26, 2021 in Holbrook, New York.
Gabby Petito’s stepdad, Jim Schmidt (left), walks outside a funeral home on Sept. 26, 2021, in Holbrook, New York.
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Laundrie, 23, who returned home without Petito on Sept. 1, remains the sole person of interest in her disappearance and death and has been the subject of an FBI manhunt for nearly a month.

Laundrie has only been charged with allegedly illegally using Petito’s bank card.

Petito’s parents and stepparents held a memorial service without her remains on Sept. 26, with hundreds paying their respects at Moloney’s Funeral Home in Holbrook.

Teton County Coroner Brent Blue said Tuesday that Petito’s body had been turned over to a local funeral home, which made arrangements with the family.

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